Ireland mission seeks key trade partnerships with Kenyan companies

Enterprise Ireland, the Irish Government’s trade and innovation agency that works with Irish enterprises to help them grow their business internationally, leads Ireland’s first trade delegation to Kenya. 25 Enterprise Ireland clients will participate in the trade mission focused on deepening trade ties between Kenya and Ireland through greater collaboration and partnership. Enterprise Ireland client exports to Kenya €29m – Kenya identified as key growth market for clients in Agriculture, Education and Construction The Irish Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation, Ms. Heather Humphreys will lead Enterprise Ireland’s trade mission…

VIVO launches first dual pop up Camera phone in Kenya

Vivo Kenya Managment posing for a picture during the Launch of the Vivo Brand Global technology company vivo, has stamped its mark in the Kenyan market by launching its regional offices in the Kenyan capital and also unveiled the new V17 Pro smartphone in the Kenyan Market. Vivo is committed to the Kenyan market and looks forward to making the most of its innovation and ingenuity to deliver user experiences that Kenyan consumers love. The company is actively investing in offline retail stores as a touch-point in Kenya to enable…

Sony introduces the new EXTRA BASS Wireless Speaker with powerful sound

Enhance every beat and boost your party with EXTRA BASS™ Keep the celebration going in any location thanks to the easy to carry design and improved durability[i] Create the perfect party atmosphere with the new lighting design[ii] and colours Sony refreshes its EXTRA BASS™ wireless speaker line up in Kenya with the addition of SRS-XB32 portable speakers. Sound that packs a punch Offering deep and punchy bass sound, the XB32 from the popular EXTRA BASS™ series of speakers from Sony, has dual passive radiators which work together with stereo full…

Price of Bottled water to go up by Sh 7 per litre

Kenyans are set for tough times ahead following the move by the taxman to impose Excisable Goods Management System (EGMS) stamp that will increase water prices by up to Ksh. 100 per 20m litre refil The Water Bottlers Association of Kenya (WBAK) pointed out that the price of bottled water is expected to increase by an average Ksh.7 per litre as the Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA) moves to implement new excise taxes on the non-alcoholic beverage from Wednesday next week. WBAK chairperson Henry Kabogo said the new excise tax will…

Implementation of environmental and forestry related policies key to effective governance in the forest sector.

By Tobby Otum The government is currently implementing the second National Climate Change Action Plan (NCCAP) for the period 2018-2022. Environment and Forestry Principal Secretary Betty Maina said NCCAP is the vehicle for delivering the country’s Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC) under the Paris Agreement. She pointed out the National Forestry Programme 2016-2030 as a strategic framework for forest policy, recognizes that REDD+ provides an opportunity to promote effective governance in the forest sector. ‘’I am aware that REDD+ preparedness process will enhance forest management through promotion of a multi stakeholder and inclusive approach in the sector,”…

Now You Can App-Hail Little Boda Ride in Mombasa

Little’s General Manager Alex Mwaura Little Cab, Kenya’s fastest-growing ride-hailing company has launched its Boda Boda product in the coastal city of Mombasa. Little’s clients can now enjoy a safe, convenient and affordable way of moving in and around Mombasa without the hustle of being stuck in the daily unending traffic congestion. Little Boda was first launched in Nairobi in November 2018 before expanding its operations to Kisumu in July 2019. The expansion to Mombasa is part of Little’s wider growth and expansion plans that will see the company’s innovation availed…

Stakeholders launch a $950m initiative aimed at boosting productivity for the coffee industry

Harry Kimtai, PS Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries. The Inter African Coffee Organization (IACO) has joined forces with the Centre for Agriculture and Biosciences International (CABI) and the International Coffee Organization (ICO) to launch the $950 million ‘Africa Coffee Facility’ (ACF) to boost Africa’s coffee industry and achieve a 40 percent increase in high-quality exports worth $5 billion a year. The ACF is projected to transform Africa’s coffee production currently 10 percent of the global coffee market into a vibrant and resilient industry again. Coffee is a primary source of…

Michael Joseph: Safaricom on course to deliver 4G coverage across major towns

Safaricom says it is still on course to provide 4G coverage across every town in Kenya before the end of the year. Interim CEO Michael Joseph says development of the network remains a key strategic objective for the company in the current financial year. This year, the company has invested Sh18 billion towards increasing the number of 4G sites by 50 percent and expanded coverage to 63 percent. “Investment in network infrastructure is key to support the customer base and uptake of innovative products. The development of our 4G network…

Kenya’s populace matures to 47.6 million people

Kenya’s population has grown by 9.9 million people over the last ten years to reach 47.6 million this year. According to the 2019 Kenya Population and Housing Census results presented to President Uhuru Kenyatta today at State House Nairobi, the total population enumerated during the census exercise conducted in August this year was 47,564,296 persons. The results indicate that the female population which stands at 24,014,716 accounts for 50.5 percent of the total population while the male population is 23,548,056 persons. The 2019 census report, presented to the Head of…

Top city lawyers, police officers and former City Council officials on the spotlight over dubious land sale

Cartels in Sh280 million land scam unmasked Intrigues detailing how Proland Ltd Company entered into a deal with some officials at City Hall to irregularly award the firm Sh 280 million in a leasehold agreement have emerged. The company, which was blasted by Governor Mike Sonko on Wednesday for colluding with police officers and the judiciary to defraud the County, has been getting into questionable deals that have seen millions of money lost. It has now emerged that the company entered into leasehold sell agreement with the defunct Nairobi City…